An 83-year-old woman who had been missing for 4 days was found by a toddler while playing with bubbles in his backyard.
One-and-a-half-year-old Ethan Moore was playing with his mother Brittany in the backyard when he ran to the edge of the fence chasing bubbles and spotted a pair of feet.
His mother saw him looking at something and could not see anything from her height, but when she looked from his height level, she could see an elderly woman lying there.
Brittany said, “I went over there and was like, ‘What do you see buddy?’ he pointed and said, ‘Feet,'” Moore said. “‘Okay, buddy can you say that again? What did you say?’ And he said, ‘Feet.'”
Brittany added, “If you get on his level and look through, you can see some of the broken sticks and that’s where she was laying,” she said. “I didn’t know if I needed to go into fight or flight because I had my little boy out here and the other inside.”
It’s so important to pay attention to what your children are saying, but most parents are guilty of ignoring their toddlers’ ramblings at some point.
When first responders arrived, they found that the woman was 82-year-old Nina Lipscomb, who had been missing for four days, according to her family. Nina has early-stage Alzheimer’s and so it was very important to find her quickly.
Lipscomb’s family, authorities and community members had been searching for her, they even used thermal technology to search for her. When Nina was found, she was disoriented but okay. Ethan Moore spotted her less than a quarter of a mile from where she was last seen.
“We pulled out every resource we thought we needed but it was a little boy and she’s very fond of children,” said Karen Lipscomb, Nina’s daughter. Karen said her mom had left the house to go look for her deceased sister.
She said, “Her sister lived here in this house, but she passed away in March but growing up they lived on Glacier Road which is just around the corner,” she explained.
Nina and Ethan met up after she was released from the hospital, the little boy likely saved her life. “Thank you for your Christian walk,” Karen told Moore as she gifted Ethan with a bag of toy bubbles. “I recognized it right off. The story of bubbles is so pure and innocent and yet effective.”
The two families are now connected forever because the little boy wanted to chase bubbles. “I truly think this was something outside of what any human could do,” said Moore. “It took a child who was being worked by God. We will always teach him what he did, how he played an impact in it.”